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Oro aspirants sign oath for clean, peaceful polls

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent .  AT least 3,000 aspirants for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, coming from the city’s 80 barangays, signed the peace covenant and oath for an honest and peaceful elections on May 14. Held in Nazareth gymnasium Thursday, the event was organized by City Commission on ...

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Second Asean science diplomats gather for climate change confab

DAVAO City — Scientists gathered recently to discuss misconceptions on the climate change. Glenn Banaguas, chairperson of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Science Diplomats and executive director of the Environmental and Climate Research Institute (ECRI), said during the gathering at the Ritz Hotel here that ordinary folks do ...

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Hardware collector shot dead in Agora

By JOEY P. NACALABAN, and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents . A 49-year-old collector died instantly when an unknown gunman shot him at closed range, police said. Senior Insp. Dennis Quiranda, station commander of Police Precinct  4 , identified the victim as Ruben Estrada, who hails from Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental but was ...

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2 Caraga provinces to be assessed for malaria

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — The Department of Health (DOH) Caraga Regional Office here, announced that two provinces in Caraga Region will soon be declared malaria free and they are closer to achieving their goal of malaria free for the five provinces of the region. “We ...

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City health reeling from high incidence of dog bites

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . The city’s health office have been experiencing a shortage of anti-rabies vaccine due to a high incidence of dog bites this year This, as the City Council Committee on Health and Sanitation chaired by City Councilor Maria Lourdes Gaane opted to buy locally produced anti-rabies ...

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Loosened coconut tree falls, kills senior citizen

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief, Ric Palahang and Sita Asequia Correspondents . Iligan City — A septuagenarian was hit by a falling coconut tree here. It killed him instantly. According to Myrna Hipowit, a niece of the victim, his uncle, Carmelito Hipowit, 70, a resident of Purok Franciscan, ...

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No cellphones for cops on duty: Cocpo

  By Joey P. Nacalaban Correspondent . “Police officers are not allowed to use their mobile phones while on duty.” This was Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) spokesman Supt. Mardy Hortillosa said during an interview in response to the complaints they have received. He said, their office has ...

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Minor who killed widow faces murder rap

By Eldie S. Aguirre Digos City Bureau Chief . The Digos City social welfare office is set to file a murder charge against a male teenager who allegedly stabbed to death a 47-year-old widow and injured her nine-year-old son in Barangay Zone-2, this city early this month, a welfare executive ...

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